Archive for March 4th, 2011

Toskana Therme Hosts Hydrotherapy Workshop

Toskana Therme (Bad Sulfa, Germany) will host the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council (ASTECC) “Living Waters: The Art, Science & Spirit of Hydrotherapy” workshop from June 25–29. The five-day experiential workshop will utilize Toskana Therme’s comprehensive facilities in integrating Europe’s traditional, therapeutic approach with the emerging U.S. spa wellness model. Toskana Therme’s wellness facility features seven cascading saline pools, a bio-aquarium, an outdoor sauna, Roman steam baths, and a whirlpool. The workshop will provide attendees with knowledge to produce dramatic results through simple, inexpensive, and therapeutic hydrotherapies. Led by spa industry leader Anne Braham, the workshop will include practical and theoretical instruction in sauna, steam, mud and fang, saline therapy, aqua wellness, body brushing, salt scrubs, and more. Tuition for the course is $1,500 and includes accommodations and half-board. For more information, visit

St. Regis Punta Mita Debuts Yoga & Golf Package

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning a relaxing getaway to kick off the summer. Golf and yoga lovers will have something to celebrate this year with the first ever Yoga & Golf Package, being offered at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. The package incorporates two favorite pastimes into one wellness experience. Guests will learn to swing the golf club like a pro by improving flexibility and increasing strength through yoga, a unique way to stay one step ahead of fellow golfers when reserving a tee-time at the local golf course.

The classes will be taught by fitness expert and Yoga & Golf Package founder Katherine Roberts. “Having traveled all over the world, bringing the gifts of yoga and golf together, we feel the partnership between The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Yoga for Golfers is a tremendous opportunity to present our golfers as well as non-golfers with an unparalleled experience,” she says. “The combination of teaching, golf, spa, and hotel will be beyond the imagination.”

Here is a look at what is included in this exclusive package:

  • Three-night stay at St. Regis Punta Mita
  • Three rounds of golf on either of the two renowned Jack Nicklaus golf courses
  • Daily yoga sessions taught by Yoga for Golfers founder Katherine Roberts
  • Golf swing analysis including tips on which yoga techniques will help maximize guests’ games
  • 90-minute Better Swing Golfer’s Massage at Remède Spa
  • Complimentary daily breakfast at Marietas Restaurant

The offer takes place on Memorial Day weekend from May 27 to 30, with rates starting at $1,450 per person for three nights.

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